Tutoring at Home

Most modern school districts do allow home schooling, and parents today can tutor their own children if they would rather keep them out of the...


Mixing Traditional Apprenticeships

In today's tech-driven world, where we're surrounded by seemingly endless online educational opportunities, it can be easy to forget just how much traditional classroom learning...


Education Is Transformative

Gone are the days of receiving a formal education from only traditional institutions. With modern technology and advancement, students now have endless options when it...

In the majority of today’s societies, nearly every person is expected to learn how to read and write. This might seem to be something that has always been true, but it is only in the last few centuries that societies have found it necessary to give each person a basic education that includes a broad range of subjects. Throughout much of human history, the majority of people were illiterate. Many of them never learned anything more than a trade, and this was considered normal.

Modern societies have found a need to teach everyone something basic about most subjects, and they generally have a formal curriculum for their students. Receiving a formal education today is about learning enough to be able to solve most issues that crop up in life, and students are expected to be able to use their knowledge for a lifetime in a world where reading, writing and even mathematics will play an important role.